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Strenghten your willpower over the Internet

A psychology professor-cum-entrepreneur has taken on the task of helping people to drink less, quit smoking and exercise more – over the Internet.

Temperature differences give rise to electricity

Over half of all the energy in the world is lost as useless waste heat. Much of this heat loss can now be converted to electricity.

Honey bee mystery protein is a freight train for health and lifespan

Why are bee colonies worldwide suffering mysterious deaths? A new study describes a single bee protein that can promote bee health and solve a major economic challenge.

Value-based leadership – not orders

Qualified leadership features highly on the agenda of many knowledge-intensive firms. The rapid growth of these corporations has exposed the need for professional management.

How to prepare for the unthinkable

The terrorist attack on Norway this summer and earlier assassinations of Swedish politicians were wake-up calls. The Nordic countries must acquire skills to handle new crises.

What’s it like to be a bee?

Information obtained from the tiny brain of a fly, cockroach or bee can be applied to studying the far more complex information processing mechanisms found in humans.

A culture of smaller wage differences

A short distance of power is the explanation for the small wage differences between industrial workers and top executives in Norway, as shown in a study of salaries in 25 countries.

Going after the aurora with rockets

Scientists are about to launch a rocket from the Svalbard archipelago in the Artic. The aim is to take readings within the aurora borealis, in order to investigate space weather and find out why GPS signals are disrupted.

Truffle hunting in the northern underground

Three species never before found in Norway is the outcome so far for the truffle hunt this year. But the coveted delicacy summer truffle is yet to be found.

Stress during pregnancy may affect the child’s health

When a pregnant woman experiences severe stress, the risk of premature birth increases. Her child may be more vulnerable to developing heart defects, diabetes and obesity. Researchers are able to identify correlations such as these thanks to comprehensive health registries.
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